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Winter Olympics, Day 7 | Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Germany's Eric Frenzel celebrates winning the gold as he is flanked by Japan's silver medal winner Akito Watabe, left, and Norway's bronze medal winner Magnus Krog during the flower ceremony after the cross-country portion of the nordic combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Matthias Schrader
Women's downhill gold medal winners Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenia's Tina Maze, right, hold hands on the podium during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Gero Breloer
United States' Kelly Clark competes on her way to win the bronze in the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Felipe Dana
Kelly Clark of the United States falls in her first run during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Sergei Grits
Women's downhill gold medal winners Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenia's Tina Maze step onto the podium together during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Charlie Riedel
Slovenia's Tina Maze competes during the women's downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Charlie Riedel
Switzerland's Dominique Gisin reacts after finishing the women's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Gisin tied with Slovenia's Tina Maze to win the gold medal.
Christophe Ena
The doubles team of Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman of the United States speeds down the track in their first run during the men's doubles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Michael Sohn
The doubles team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt from Germany celebrate in the finish area after their final run to win the gold medal during the men's doubles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Dita Alangkara
The doubles team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt from Germany jump onto the podium for the flower ceremony after they won the gold medal during the men's doubles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Jae C. Hong
Tina Maze of Slovenia, left, and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, right, who tied for the gold medal in the women's downhill celebrate during their medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
David Goldman
Germany's Eric Frenzel celebrates winning the gold after the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Matthias Schrader
United States' Hannah Teter competes during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Sergei Grits
United States' Kaitlyn Farrington competes during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Felipe Dana
United States' Kaitlyn Farrington waves after her run during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Sergei Grits
Czech Republic goalie Jakub Kovar reacts after giving up a goal to Sweden's Patrik Berglund in the first period of a men's hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Brian Cassella
USA's Jessica Schultz, center, delivers a stone with the help of teammates Debbie McCormick, left and Ann Swisshelm during women's curling competition against China at the Ice Cube Curling Centre during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Harry E. Walker
China's Qingshuang Yue, left, delivers a stone during women's curling competition against the USA at the Ice Cube Curling Centre during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Harry E. Walker
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia skate during their gold medal performance in the pairs free skate at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Chuck Myers
Maxim Trankov of Russia reacts following his and skating partner Tatiana Volosozhar's gold medal performance in the pairs free skate at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Chuck Myers
Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia compete during their silver medal performance in the pairs free skate at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Chuck Myers
The flower ceremony is held at the Iceberg Skating Palace is Sochi, Russia, for the winners of the figure skating pairs competition at the Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia, center, won the gold; Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia, left, the silver; and Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany the bronze.
Chuck Myers
The United States prepares to face Canada in a women's hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Brian Cassella
U.S. goalkeeper Jessie Vetter defends the net against Canada forward Brianne Jenner (19) in the first period of a women's hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Brian Cassella
USA goalkeeper Jessie Vetter's helmet shows the Statue of Liberty as she makes a save against Canada in the second period of a women's hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Brian Cassella
USA's Jonathan Garcia competes during the men's 1000 meter race at Adler Arena during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Harry E. Walker
USA's Joey Mantia competes during the men's 1000 meter race at Adler Arena during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Harry E. Walker
USA’s Shani Davis competes during the men’s 1000 meter race at Adler Arena during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Harry E. Walker
Netherlands' Stefan Groothuis celebrates after winning the men's 1000 meter race at Adler Arena during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Groothuis finished in first place to capture the Gold Medal in the event.
Harry E. Walker
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